Sector welcomes hospitality work extension in Australia but questions 408 visa

It has also said temporary visa holders will be able to access the 408 Covid-19 Pandemic Event Visa for those working in the tourism and hospitality sector for a period of 12 months. The visa category was introduced to permit workers in critical industries to remain in the country. The Department of Home Affairs indicated the move will help […]

Concerns mount around US visa processing

A dataset seen by The PIE News shows that out of 265 US embassies and consulates around the world 123 are either closed, temporarily closed or only offering emergency appointments.  “The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in profound reductions in the Department’s visa...

Indian students protest against visa processing delays

Late last year, the Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration in Québec issued a decree suspending the processing of international applications at 10 institutions as a result of “dubious” international student recruitment practices. “We are...

international student visa processing on hold

The New Zealand border is closed to most non-residents, except for those who have a critical purpose and are granted an exception to the border restriction. “Over time we will enhance our risk and verification network offshore” Earlier in the year the government...